Florida resident Michael Lester was arrested on New Year's Eve after police received a call about a drunk driver. That driver turned out to be Lester, who was calling to report himself.
According to CBS, police kept Lester on the phone while they directed him to pull off the road. Officers were dispatched to deal with the situation while Lester was on the line.
"I'm too drunk. I don't know where I'm at," Lester said when asked for his location.
When asked what he had been doing, Lester responded, "I don't know, driving around, trying to get pulled over, actually."
He later told police that he was "driving on the wrong side of the road." When Lester attempted to stop the car, he found himself "parked in the middle of the road," despite police instructions. He then told the officers that he was "going to get some food" and to "have a nice night."
"Fortunately, Michael was stopped before anyone got hurt. Michael first told the deputy he had only two beers (standard drunk answer). Then he changed it to three or four (slightly more accurate). He also mentioned that he had only slept four hours in the past four days. Oh, and he also said that he had swallowed meth earlier, instead of smoking it," reads the police account of the events on the Polk County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
"Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. Innocent people are too often injured or killed from impaired drivers. DUI is not a laughing matter," the post continues. "However... in this particular incident, nobody was hurt, so we couldn't help but LOTO (that means we Laughed Our Tasers Off)."
The sheriff's office added that Lester had an extensive criminal background that includes DUIs, aggravated battery, drug possession and hit-and-run. He was the sheriff's office's 30th DUI arrest in the month of December. He was ultimately charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, improper use of the center lane and no seat belt, according to the Miami Herald.
[Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Office]
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